Happy Independence Day!
We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
It's time to find the Bonus Bucks that you earned in March and April! Use Bonus Bucks like cash to pay for up to 50% of your purchase, before tax. Spend them in July!
Celebrate the 4th of July in style this year with these boldly beautiful
planters and fountains from the Lazy K House.
They add just the right touch of sophistication and charm to your landscape.
||Magic blossoms with life in this lovely Wall Design! Bring home an absolutely stunning design created by one of our professionals here in the Flower Shop!
While supplies are limited this year, our selection will be at its best this next week.
We have many of the sought-after tree form varieties including:
- Reds (Dynamite & Red Rocket)
- Purples (Catawba & Twilight)
- Dark Pinks (Tuscarora & Gray's Red)
- White (Natchez)
Most of these are also available in their natural bush form along with several Petite and Dwarf varieties.
Don't delay! Pick out your favorite and enjoy lots of summer color for years to come.
Remember, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now!
Garden Tasks and Tips for July
- Feed Citrus. They are heavy users of nitrogen and phosphorus. Feed now with MasterNursery Citrus Food. If foliage is yellowish with green veins, apply MasterNursery Iron Plus. Citrus in containers need frequent applications of food due to the leaching that occurs every time they are watered.
- Feed Fruit Trees. Fruit trees should be fertilized once a month during the summer.
We recommend using Garden Elements Fruit Tree and Vine Food this time of year. These fertilizers are good to use during the warmer weather.
- Spray petunias, geraniums and vegetables for worm damage with earth-friendly Monterey Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) weekly (available now in ready to use or concentrate).
- Deadhead annuals and perennials regularly as blooms fade. This will promote new blooms. Don't forget to feed them on a regular basis, too. Use Master Bloom to help set new flowers.
- Watch for damage from snails, slugs, earwigs and other pests that are out in full force. Apply Sluggo PLUS snail bait with Spinosad. If you aren't sure what's causing the damage, bring in a sample of the foliage in a plastic bag and one of our California Certified Nursery Professionals will help identify the problem and make a recommendation for a control.
- Protect Japanese Maples, Citrus, and other trees and shrubs from moisture loss. Apply, easy-to-use, Cloud Cover monthly.
Pick before you can see the seeds bulging. They should snap easily in two. Check daily, as they will get tough quickly.
Whether you are making a classic béarnaise sauce for your grilled steak or adding them to your classic nicoise salad harvested from your summer garden, here is a list of some classic French herbs. Making blends of these herbs can make flavoring many dishes very easy.
- Fennel Seed
- Summer Savory
A ripe fig's neck will begin to bend down over the stem and often the fruit's skin will begin to crack. If you pick a fig and it oozes a milky white sap from the stem end, give it a few more days--it is not ripe. Harvest figs soft for fresh eating or firm-ripe for processing. If you want to dry the figs, let them partially dry on the tree, then move them to drying trays for the best flavor. You can let them dry until they fall naturally from the tree, but you'll want to check frequently for dropped fruit, as they attract insects quickly. If you pick your figs rather than let them drop, wear long-sleeved shirt and gloves, because the foliage of a fig tree can irritate skin.
Fresh Fig Quesadillas
(Click here for the recipe)